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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Government Contracts for California on

Q: Won a Federal Government Purchase Order, Manufacturer not honoring their price quote they had provided us with initially

Hello, my firm won a Federal Government Purchase Order roughly $9k based on an initial quote received from a distributor of the goods who were in turn quoted by the manufacturer. Now that I have the PO on hand, manufacturer is not releasing the order because they are saying that they quoted the... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 11, 2019

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The main difference between successful small businesses and those that fail within a relatively short period of time is good legal advice. The owners of most successful small businesses...
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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation, Banking, Federal Crimes and Government Contracts for California on

Q: The judge didn't appoint a guardian ad litem my lawyer ask for it they never said he could cash my checks what do I do

Judge stated that guardian only gave rides help with housing health care mange money he doesn't give me my checks I'm homeless no doctor need meds

Ronald Mahurin answered on May 20, 2019

If the WCJ did not appoint a guardian then you have none and you should be cashing your checks, not someone else. Speak to the WC carrier and demand that the checks be sent directly to you. If someone then takes the checks and cashes them, it is a matter for the district attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Gov & Administrative Law and Government Contracts for California on

Q: Falsely accusation by a co-worker. My Manager and that co-worker are best friend.

I received a falsely accused complaint from a co-worker for pushing and hitting her. The accusation in fact comes right after another co-worker complaint about her best friend (aka her direct supervisor and my supervisor) because the supervisor gave her work to the lower level employee. I belong to... Read more »

Neil Pedersen answered on May 15, 2019

You need to speak to your union representative right away. These kinds of interpersonal conflicts are very difficult to prevail in given the politics involved and the fact that so many things are subject to interpretation. If the union does not provide you with the assistance you need, you should... Read more »

Q: Can your SSA number be used in any part of the USA State federal coding system? County codes?

This would include birth certificate # address and phone number.

Gary Kollin answered on Oct 18, 2018

I have no understanding as to what you are asking

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1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law, Domestic Violence and Government Contracts for California on

Q: US Citizen brought husband with CR1 Visa, he's physically, emotionally abusive, pressuring me to file i-751, what to do?

His true personality & intentions came out now in CA. He thought he was going to be granted the Permanent resident card instead he got 2yr conditional Visa. Main interest was to get his mother out of poverty & gain legal status for her. My life has been miserable for 1yr 1/2. He doesnt deserve that... Read more »

Dale S. Gribow answered on Feb 19, 2018

To properly evaluate any legal question a lawyer needs a thorough summary of the facts. What you have shared is not much. If you are not clear then the lawyer will no doubt be challenged to give an accurate answer.

It is the same as using the adage for using a computer... “JUNK IN, JUNK...
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Q: Can I abrogate an agreement for plaintiffs to accept a lump sum and together decide the allottments?

Three of us disabled persons have a suit against an apartment owner. I was trapped in broken elevator twice (27 minutes and 51 minutes), had to live in an outside hotel for months, and because the disabled lift was broken I missed medical appointments.

Before mediation I signed an agreement... Read more »

N. Munro Merrick answered on Dec 21, 2017

You have an attorney. He should be able to answer all your questions. If you have a difference of opinion about whether your psychiatric problems should have been included in the mediation, tell him that. If you are not satisfied with his explanation, tell him that you want to get a second opinion... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts, Employment Discrimination and Legal Malpractice for California on

Q: Can I move case out of state in case of collusion? I don't live where case is filed. How can I proceed?

Is an employment issue. I appreciate any advice.

Thank you.

Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Apr 9, 2017

You can seek remedies such as sanctions motions or motions for recusal if there is collusion or another such injustice in your case, or you may seek a transfer of venue to another court in the same jurisdiction if applicable. But jurisdiction is not a dynamic notion and thus cannot be changed. More... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Gov & Administrative Law and Government Contracts for California on

Q: The City of San Diego is not paying us (we are LLC) for a job that has been delivered. What can we do?

What is the best way to work with government when you do not have a PO#?

Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Mar 30, 2017

You may have to file a claim for breach of contract, or you may need to sue. What does the contract say about resolving disputes? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me,... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Employment Law and Government Contracts for California on

Q: Can the government tell my brother and I we cannot share employees between our similar businesses when we share offices?

We share land and office space and have a few employees that take care of customers and we split the salary. We are being told we cannot bid contracts we have had for years if we don't change this. It seems to me that many companies including law offices that will split office space and hire a... Read more »

Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Mar 17, 2017

What is the basis for their decision? Are these special contracts? Are you a minority-owned company with special access to certain contracts? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Government Contracts, Animal / Dog Law and Personal Injury for California on

Q: My boyfriend was volenteering at a local vet and was bitten by a cat that should have been put down two days prior.

He went septic within 24 hours, spent 8 days in the hospital and underwent three surgeries due to infection. We found out after an attempted suit that the vet wasnt insured. He was contracted with the county animal control at the time. So what i need to know is was he in any kind of violation for... Read more »

Amir Sam Dibaei answered on Feb 16, 2017

You can go after the county if they represented the person to be a Veternarian.

Q: I am the named Trustee on a trust that is related to Standard Oil and Northern Trust/Northern Telecom where my Dad Worke

I was told after he passed that this was now Mom's money and she can do whatever she wants. Soon after, she closed the IRA accounts (had me sign and designate to me and the had me depoit them into her Trust fund account) I have received zero from this and/or anything else from the trust but I... Read more »

Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Feb 12, 2017

Why would you be denied entry to a public court? Have you filed anything in Probate Court about this? Is there a trust administrator that you've contacted? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts, Gov & Administrative Law and Government Contracts for California on

Q: I have a question regarding California Government Code Section 84303.

When can the client inform the independent contractor about obtaining sub vendor information? The client requested after the contract expired and it is the blueprint to our business?

Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Feb 1, 2017

It depends on the facts. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law:... Read more »

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